Stunned NYPD cops looking for suspect find him hiding right behind them

‘Wait, is it this guy?’ Hilarious moment stunned NYPD cops looking for suspect find him hiding right behind them

  • NYPD officers were searching for a suspect in a tunnel on December 1 
  • Their flashlight illuminated wanted man hiding against the wall behind them
  • ‘This guy’? the cop with the flashlight exclaims, alerting his colleagues 
  • Incident was captured on body camera video, which shows the officers’ astonishment 

Police officers searching for a suspect in New York City did not have to look far before discovering that the wanted man was hiding directly behind them. 

The incident took place on December 1 and was captured on body camera video, which shows the officers’ astonishment at having come face-to-face with the runaway perpetrator. 

The brief recording, which has emerged on social video this week, depicts a group of uniformed NYPD officers scouring a tunnel, possibly at a subway station, in search of a suspect just before midnight last Tuesday. 

A group of NYPD officers were searching for a suspect in a tunnel - possibly at a subway station - on the night of December 1

A group of NYPD officers were searching for a suspect in a tunnel – possibly at a subway station – on the night of December 1

The incident was captured on body camera video, which emerged on social media this week

The incident was captured on body camera video, which emerged on social media this week

The cops armed with flashlights were scouring the subterranean passageway when they encountered their quarry in the most unlikely of places

The cops armed with flashlights were scouring the subterranean passageway when they encountered their quarry in the most unlikely of places   

In the video, the officer wearing the body camera illuminates the wall behind his colleagues and uncovers the suspect hiding there

In the video, the officer wearing the body camera illuminates the wall behind his colleagues and uncovers the suspect hiding there 

The officer wearing the body camera shines his flashlight in all directions before the light illuminates the wall directly behind the unsuspecting cops, where a young man in a grey sweatshirt is seen hiding.

‘This guy’? the cop with the flashlight exclaims, alerting his colleagues to the presence behind them. 

‘What the…?!’ one of the officers cries out as he and the others quickly get over their shock, pull their illusive quarry out of his hidey-hole and take him into custody. 

The astonished officers quickly get over their shock and apprehend the wanted man

The astonished officers quickly get over their shock and apprehend the wanted man 

It is unclear at this time what the sneaky suspect was being accused of at the time of his arrest. 

DailyMail.com reached out to the NYPD on Thursday, seeking information on this incident.  

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